THE VIRGIN OF THE SUN: A TALE OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] [1] 2-306 [307: printer's imprint] [308: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Stanley L. Wood, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in yellow and red, spine panel stamped in yellow. First edition. Variant binding with mustard yellow replacing the gold stamping usually associated with this book. Priority unknown, but probably a second binding. Griffith's first attempt at serious fiction; a historical adventure novel of the conquest of Peru. "Written with some seriousness of purpose, and without the demands of serialization in mind, this is the most substantial and coherent of his later novels, but it cannot be described as an artistic success."– Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1955, p. 51. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Wolff 2800. A near fine, bright copy. (#8148).

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